The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.
The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.
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Designers: Rui Fazenda and Sara Infante
Avant-gardist and revolutionary the Porto sardine is a patchwork of landmarks contrasting from classical to modern, decorative to graphic, art nouveau to industrial. Azulejos (tiles), Ponte D. Luis, Barco rabble, the river Douro, multi-coloured houses, the hustle and bustle of the markets reflecting a fun cosmopolitan city that likes to move and shake with the times. Its own time!
Designer: Craig Wheatley
Inspired by the famous British Royal Guards, represented by their majestic
poses, their instruments and the exuberance of their uniforms. Despite being
people, they have already become an attractive tourist spot, likes monuments
in the city centre.
Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
Inspired by the love verses that the girls of the Minho region embroidered on handkerchiefs for their boyfriends, this sardine represents the promise of endless love. The Sweetheart Handkerchiefs are recognised by their strong colours, love symbols and spelling errors. It was a romantic allurement ritual where the sewing needles were the keyboard at that time.
Designer: Oupas! Design
You miserable fishwife, you ate sardines in the morning and in the evening, you fell in love with a fisherman who was taken by the sea.
Designer: Mariana a Miserável
In Festas de Lisboa, there is food and drink without limits, there are encounters around full tables, there is laughter and toasting, but by the end of the night, there is only silence, empty glasses and crack-bones on the floor. The sidewalk is adorned with remnants of the most beautiful night of Lisbon.
Designer: Diogo Tavares
At the bottom of the sea there are white terrors,
Where plants are animals
And animals are flowers.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Designer: Maria Imaginário
The Sardine belongs to the PEOPLE.... As do the memories of our History.
In 2012, the Sardine aged and told a story about a feat accomplished with
the sails of the Cross of Christ, the Heroes of the Air. Sacadura Cabral and
Gago Coutinho greatly contributed to the History of aviation when crossing
the South Atlantic by air in 1922.
Designer: Miguel Amaral
Iwashi-Nobori is a sardine inspired by the Japanese Koinoboshi. Koinoboshi
is the Children’s Day, and the carp is the symbol of strength, persistence,
bravery and success. This Portuguese sardine, painted Ukiyoe-style, wishes
strength, persistence, bravery and success to Portuguese children.
Designer: Yuichi Fukuda
Designer: Filipa Oliveira e Ana Sofia Gonçalves
Sardine! The Queen!
To promote the Sardine to Queen, giving her power and sovereignty, was
one of the goals. Of hearts, because the heart is symbolically associated with
love; in this case, for a city that smells of basil and is kissed by the Tagus.
This is Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, personified in a sardine. With his own style. Relaxed. Focused. A thinker. Creative. Always ready with a pencil. Always with his restless originality. Nothing escapes his eyes. The poor and the rich. Ceramics, journalism, cartoons. Traditions, society, politics... one single artist, full of well-known and hidden talents.
If there is something that characterizes Lisbon Festivities, it is the bailaricos (popular dancing)! And why not add our sardine to the dance? But because the confusion is too great and stepping is a constant, it’s not simple dress for this occasion. It’s important to have the right footwear to dance!
During the Sardine Festivities in Portugal, everyone goes to the street, and in every corner there’s a music band while sardines are cooked.
neighbourhood is full of sounds, joy and smoke smelling of cooked fish.
Some sardines also want to celebrate, drink a glass of wine from the Alentejo Region and dance, no matter what will be their final destiny.
Designer: Marlena Pohle
This is a reference to the ships and passengers that every day cross the
Tagus from Lisbon to Barreiro for example. They are the truly conquerors
Designer: Martin Jarrie
Written on a slate, hanging at the door of cafes and taverns of Lisbon as an open invitation, Dish of the Day whets the appetite of people passing by. And the menu today is a nice fresh sardine. Bon Appétit!
Designer: Ana Carvalho